March 25, 2012
by Harriet Baskas
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Zillah’s historic Teapot Dome gas station on the move

  Travel between Yakima and Sunnyside, Washington on Interstate 82 and you’ll come upon a turnout for the town of Zillah, home to a 15-foot-tall teapot complete with sheet metal handle and concrete spout. It’s a classic 1920s bit of … Continue reading

March 20, 2012
by Harriet Baskas
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Sneak Preview of LeMay-America’s Car Museum

LeMay-America’s Car Museum is scheduled to open June 2, 20102 in Tacoma, Washington and media previews are underway. The four-story, 165,000 square-foot shrine to America’s love affair with automobiles will display many significant cars from the collection of Harold LeMay, … Continue reading

March 18, 2012
by Harriet Baskas
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Glass sea creatures at Harvard Museum of Natural History

The Harvard Museum of Natural History in Cambridge, Mass., displays 3,200 hand-crafted glass models of flowering plants created between 1886 and 1936 by German glass artists Leopold and Rudolph Blaschka. Not on display are the university’s 430 Blaschka glass models of marine invertebrates, such as this glass model of a Portuguese man of war, which Harvard acquired in the late 19th century. Continue reading